Building a smoking shed?

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by geek with fire, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    So as I finished up my roof this weekend, I found that I have about 7-8 bundles of shingles left. I got to thinking about building a small (8'-12') shed for smoking. Can this be done safely; Carbon-Monoxide-wise? I'd like to put my smoker inside, and vent the intake and exaust lines through the wall. Of course while I'm at it, I'll add some counter tops, cabinets and a sink.

    While part of the reason is to shelter my pansy self from the cold, I also am trying to get all of my gear off the front porch.

    Anyone do anything like this?
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    have not done it, Geek, but I'd have to advise a powered venting system to establish a slight negative air pressure within the smokehouse relative to living spaces to ensure CO evacuation. Which leads to smoke/heat retention trouble?
     
  3. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Great Idea!
    I'm sure ventilating the intake and exist would greatly reduce the smoke and chemicals.

    We used to have a shop heater heater built out of 2 55Gal barrels.
    Simular to a 2 tier smoker.

    You may want to put in a small exaust fan to vent out what does escape.
    You'll be suprised of how well the smoker will heat the area.
     
  4. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks folks for the comments. Since I'm not as worried about the temperature issue as I am the shelter itself (gotta keep the control system dry, ya know!) I'll probably put windows on 3 sides to keep the air quality safe. None the less, I'll mount a Smoke/CO alarm inside just to be safe.
     
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Check your local ordinance's, permit may be needed for such a shack, otherwise maybe you could build a Q-bana open on 1 side....[​IMG]
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Permits?!? We don't need no stinking permits... LOL~~!
     
  7. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yea I live in the sticks; my nearest neighbor is about 2 miles away. The only permit I'll need is from wifey....which might be tougher than the local politician.
     
  8. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The only problem I see with this is your lack of metioning a Lazyboy, Beer fridge, Wide screen TV & Satellite dish........since you live in the sticks and all.
     
  9. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How careless of me....I thought that was a given[​IMG]
     
  10. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sounds like the beginnings of The Man Room...
     
  11. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have plans for a place like this myself Hawg.
    I will call it "The Dog House"
     
  12. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Josh, why don't you PM Mossy MO, he had a dandy set up and it sounds like what you are lookin for. There is a picture of his setup on a thread here, but I'm not smart enough to put it on here for you. Terry
     
  13. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd do it if I could get away with it... but I think it may end up being my living quarters... [​IMG]
     

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